Hachette and Amazon Feud Over Book Sales

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One of the big five publishing companies, Hachette, is embroiled in a contract dispute with Amazon, which means lots of books aren't available on the e-commerce giant's site. Bestselling authors like James Patterson are weighing in. Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, explains each side's position, what one publishing company's dispute has to do with book sales as a whole and what Amazon's control over the market means for the future of books and ideas.